Corny Coney Island
by Roy Barker
(New York, NY, USA)
What A Scene! NOT Like Anguilla!
Nori, you're going to laugh at me, but I'm going to tell you about our favorite beach worldwide anyway. Coney Island! You could not have a beach more different than Anguilla beaches.
Crowded with people on the beach. Loaded with carney games and amusement park rides from the 50s. Only 45 minutes by subway from Manhattan.
But I love it.
We went there as kids and this year, 2007, is Coney Island's last. I'll take my kids there one last time before it closes.
And likely cry at the thought of them tearing it all down and replacing it with billion dollar developments.
"Progress" is inevitable, I guess. But I'll sure miss this place.